What an amazing Columbus Day weekend that was! Three great beach days in a row, how often does that happen in October?

And then of course, there were the sales: everything half-off at On the Cliffs, half-off at Pandora’s Box, and the Chilmark Store. Yes, on the last official day of the season we shopped and spent some of that hard-earned August money. The sales are continuing at On the Cliffs and Pandora’s Box. The Chilmark Store closed its doors on Monday for the season as did the Aquinnah Shop. The Outermost Inn is closed as well. Thank goodness, Faith’s Seafood Shack and the rest of the stores up at the Cliffs are still open. The beautiful weather is tempering the shock of desertion that up-Island residents may feel around this time of year.

I saw Heidi Vanderhoop over the weekend and she had her new son, Lewis Adrian Moore with her (along with her older, more familiar son, Erick). Lewis, from what I could see of him in his baby sling, is very cute and a good sleeper. Heidi looks amazing and was very coherent for having just had a baby two weeks ago.

This past Tuesday classes started at Adult and Community Education (ACE MV) including Beginning Salsa with Saskia Vanderhoop at MVRHS. Info and registration is found at or by emailing

The monthly blood pressure clinic will be held today from 1 to 3pm. The clinic is held in the Aquinnah Town Hall and is free and open to all.

There will be a Restorative Yoga Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 5:30 pm. The workshop will be held at The Yoga Barn, taught by Cathy Garfinkle. To register or for more information, please call Cathy 508-693-1403 or email her at

On Saturday night, Oct. 15, the Charter School is talking over Nectar’s for a celebration of the Fabulous Fifties. There will be an auction with items such as trips to Florence and St. John. You can see the entire list of over a hundred items at

The Silent Auction is from 6 to 8 pm and then the Live Auction begins at 8 pm with auctioneers Laura Sargent Hall and Paul Karasik (wearing a foot-tall Elvis wig)! Then the Fifties sock hop begins at 9 pm. Tickets are $25, which includes food. All proceeds benefit the Charter School. Call 508-693-9900 for all the information.

On Friday and Saturday I will be performing in Hot Tickets at The Vineyard Playhouse. It’s a series of short plays by women, and they are a lot of fun, and the whole evening is about an hour. Go to for tickets or call 508-693-6450.

Angie Waldron has graciously offered to help her 1964 MVRHS classmates with Medicare issues. Open enrollment, which means you can add or change plans, has changed to October 1 through December 7 this year. Angie can be reached at or by phone at 508-955-9045.

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